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Six eco-apartments and ‘stars of nature', discovered on a flower-strewn hill in the tranquil heart of natural Slovenia.

‘Ortenia' is a name derived from the Garden of Eden, and once you've set foot in this flourishing Slovenian paradise, you'll understand why.

Located on a flower-strewn hill above the thriving village of Podcetrtek and its iconic castle, close to the Croatian border and the flowing river Sotla, Ortenia offers a beautifully refreshing and natureful sanctuary that's far away from hectic everyday life.

Ortenia's eco-estate comprises six futuristic studio apartments that blend beautifully with their surroundings, complete with cosy and energising communal areas for relaxing and connecting with all those friends you haven't met yet.  

You'll find sustainable architectural design throughout the estate, with cosily insulated apartment interiors created from natural materials, allowing perfect connection with nature throughout your stay.  

Each self-contained apartment sleeps two guests and is individually styled to reflect its beautiful surroundings. Each comes complete with a private garden and terrace to while away time amongst the energising beauty of the natural world, while a sumptuously large living space, a well-equipped kitchen and a glass shower provide everything you need to take some well-deserved time out of life for a while.

The accessories and décor in each apartment, including bamboo blankets, wooden candlesticks and decorative pots, have been thoughtfully chosen and lovingly hand-crafted to remain in keeping with your apartment's natural theme.

Azura, decorated in calming blue tones, reflects the beauty of the sparkling sea and the sky on a sunny day, with a sleeping area that features a panoramic view of Podcetrtek Castle.

Herbaria is warm-toned and cosy, inspiring all the sweet fragrances of nature, with a kitchen table and chairs custom-created from solid Slovenian oiled oak. Lavanda evokes a dreamlike stroll through fields of lavender, featuring unique and beautifully-crafted ornaments.  

Rosa, inspired by the morning dew, is the perfect place to wake up and begin your holiday story, complete with handmade silk carpets and cushions. Oriana is gloriously golden, reminiscent of sumptuous Autumnal shades and the ideal ‘pamper' apartment!

Finally, Inocentia is decorated in pure white, with the magical feeling of relaxing on a fluffy cloud as you gaze out over lush greenery.
The relaxation doesn't end with the comfort of your apartment! Explore the site, and you will find an outdoor Jacuzzi, together with an infrared and a traditional Finnish sauna to enliven your senses. 

Those who prefer exerting some energy will enjoy spending time in the recreation room, complete with exercise accessories and equipment. You'll also find an outdoor space ideal for storing hiking poles and bicycles...both essentials for exploring the local area. Why not begin with Kozjanski Park, offering an enchanting wealth of natural forest trails? A number of activities can also be arranged, from golf and horseriding to mountain hikes and hot air ballooning for the more adventurous!

Enjoy cuisine produced from local farms, with hand-woven bespoke breakfast baskets available each day. Later on, why not enjoy sampling local wines from the on-site cellar?

Return to your glorious apartment after chatting with new friends in the common room, and prepare for a relaxing night's sleep in your cosy king-sized bed. Breathe easy: your holiday has truly begun.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted to stay. Breakfast baskets can be supplied, cot is available on request, free access to sauna, fitness room, Jacuzzi and common room. Laundry and ironing services on request. Rental of the entire property is also possible - please enquire for details.

Tried and tested

"Amazing place and amazing apartment design, surrounded by nature, very peaceful and private. It was my birthday and in the morning the cooled wine was waiting for me under the door with a card. Healthy breakfast with several options to choose from. On site the outdoor jacuzzi, saunas, fitness, bikes, etc. The accommodation is eco friendly. Staff nice and helpful. We had a really good time! Will come back for sure!"
E. Mankowska

"The perfect place for a getaway."
A. Szomolanyi

"Great place, rooms are unique and comfortable. It is the right place for relaxation - fully recommend it!"
J Stojiljkovic

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The basics

Region: Podcetrtek, Savinja
Cost (from): £175 per night
Sleeps: 2 per unit
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Bathrooms: 1 per unit
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 653

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Apartments sleep 2, super king size bed, private bathroom, bedding & towels bath robes, hairdryer, glass shower, living area, HD TV, radio, safe, Wi-Fi, sofa bed, kitchen, oven, cooker, fridge, kitchenware, tableware, dining table & chairs, air conditioning/heating regulation, private garden, outdoor furniture, parking.

Local activities

Sauna baths, spa, cycling, trekking, swimming, water park, tennis, volleyball, climbing, badminton, golf, open air museum, monastery.

At a glance

  • Naturally-inspired Slovenian eco-estate, comprising six self-contained and individually styled sustainable apartments for two.
  • Rent individual apartments or the entire property 
  • The estate also features several communal areas including a lounge, Jacuzzi, fitness room and sauna.
  • The nearest airports are Ljubljana Jože Pu?nik, Maribor and Zagreb.
  • Additional services include a bespoke breakfast basket, a children's cot and mountain bike rental.
  • The eco-estate is located in a natural area surrounded by parks and forest trails. A range of activities can be organised, including wine tasting, golf, horseriding and hot air ballooning.
  • Nearby Aqualuna Thermal Park is available to visit during summer.

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